Bruce and Linda Hanson - Honduras
The past few weeks we have been looking for a house in Tegucigalpa. When we started to see the same houses with different realtors we thought perhaps we had seen all the options available and that it was time to make a decision.Read more
Bruce & Linda Hanson - Honduras
For Christmas this year we got Seth a padded cell. No, really. Kesia wanted a keyboard and will start keyboard music lessons right after Christmas. Bruce is hoping that his new Palm Pilot will keep his phone numbers and schedule better organized. Rachel, our 25 year old that we kicked out of the nest many years ago followed us to Honduras (!) and is teaching at a school here. She wants, mostly, to know what she wants to do with her life. And Linda just wants the usual things: world peace, an end to poverty and equal rights for all. Oh, her hammock will be nice for reading novels in the shade of the backyard.Read more
Dear Friends and Family,
The last couple of months have been very, very busy ones, filled with planning for the year, preparing for the arrival of work teams, hosting a work team from Maine, and continuing to visit villages and provide health care. We also continue to find occasional serious health care concerns and provide transportation and assistance in going to see medical specialists. Today we took Ashli, age 17 months, to the cardiologist to see what is causing her very loud heart murmur. We are awaiting the results.
Recently, President Maduro, the president of Honduras, made a decision, to discontinue having Cuban physicians come to Honduras to perform “social service” a year of free medical care provided generally in the most rural clinics and health centers in Honduras because of the country’s inability to afford to employ other physicians. Why eliminate a system of free, quality physicians in a poor country?
We are all connected in this world, in some way. Katrina was a horrendous tragedy, and like many of you, we were glued to the TV watching the news as the situation became increasingly difficult. It is impossible for us to fathom what it must have been like, and what it is like now for those who lost so much.
Dear Friends and Family
Today in our family Sunday School class we talked about Paul's letter to the Philippians and the importance of standing firm in one's faith. We decided to write you all and tell you about some of the challenges we have faced here and how we have been able to stand firm in our faith in the midst of these challenges.
Because the theology of the Evangelical and Reformed Church was so different from ours, we have struggled with church and Sunday School attendance, especially for our children. We finally decided on a compromise position where we will attend church, but will “home school” our children in Sunday School. We were provided a copy of the Seasons of the Spirit curriculum from our home church in Belmond and have begun.Read more